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Fundamentals of IT Project Management

The Fundamentals of IT Project Management course is a comprehensive course that contains over 6 hours of content and additional resources to introduce the student to the field of Project Management.  This course differs from the "How to Manage a Large IT Project" course in that this course provides information about the Project Management profession ideal for college students or experienced professionals looking to transition into the Project Management profession.

Gain knowledge on what Project Management is - and understand why Project Managers are accountable for projects.

Understand the entire lifecycle of a project - from Initiation through Closing, there are many areas that the Project Manager must oversee to ensure the success of the project. 

Learn how to deal with obstacles that arise on projects as we work through tools that can help the Project Manager overcome these obstacles.  These tools include delegation of work, leveraging a risk register, managing the business when they want to alter the scope, underperforming software vendors, and so much more. 

Understand how to build out a project schedule and proactively manage it.  The work doesn't stop when the project schedule is completed.  The Project Manager is accountable to keep the schedule on track and remove any obstacles the project team is facing.


Bonuses - Lectures throughout the course have resources that you can download and leverage in your own professional setting as a Project Manager.  Also, there are "Additional Resource" lectures with links to articles and videos.

How long will it take?

With 60 lectures and over 6 hours of content, if you budget just 30 minutes a day, you can complete this course in approximately 3 weeks. 

Is it for me?

This course is for you if you want to understand what the Project Management profession is and the components of managing a project.  This course is especially useful for college students or experienced professionals who are new to the Project Management field and want more information as to the day-to-day responsibilities of a Project Manager. 

What if I don't understand a topic?

As you move through the course, I will provide prompts where you can reach out to me with questions or feedback.  I will PERSONALLY get back to you to answer any questions you may have. 

What you’ll learn

  • What a project manager is and the associated required skillsets.  We will also go into a day in the life of a project manager.

  • The experience required to become a project manager and how you may already have this even if you never did project management!

  • An overview of the Agile and Hybrid methodologies

  • How to manage stakeholders and have them understand the project management governance process.

  • Resource Management:  planning resources, team empowerment, and holding resources accountable

  • How to control scope with aggressive business partners and a review of the change request process

  • How to build a project schedule and define who will be the workstream leads to manage different aspects of the project such as subject matter expertise, software development, testing, and integration.

  • Managing software vendor performance and controlling costs

  • Managing risks and ensuring that a quality product is delivered

  • Communications Management techniques that the Project Manager can implement to ensure there is no miscommunication during the project.


    Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to transition from their current job role to a career in project/program management.

  • Project Managers who just started in this field and want more information about this role.   

  • College Students looking to start a career in project management. 

  • The "accidental" project or program manager.

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